Monday, June 20, 2011

GUEST AUTHOR VIVI DUMAS


Interview with Angel Dias




A big thank you to Kathleen for providing us a place to talk to one of my favorite ladies from Soul Catcher, my debut novel. I’m Vivi Dumas and I’ll be your host today. We’ll be chatting and getting the skinny about what’s going on in the supernatural world of New Orleans.
Please help me welcome my guest, Angelique Dias, better known as Angel to those of us who love her.
Vivi: Hi Angel. Thank for stopping to chat with us.
Angel: Aw, anything for you. I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for you. * winks *
Vivi: So…tell us how the heck you got mixed up with the Devil. Girl, you had to have been desperate.
Angel: * shrugs * A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. I was a supermodel. Never know anything else but how to use my beauty. I would’ve done anything to get it back. *leans in and whispers * Actually, I was a dumbass, but it taught me a lot of things that I needed to know. Like, WTF, there’s demons, vampires, ghosts, and all kinds of other things that go bump in the night. It was a bit scary in the beginning. Hell, still scary.
Vivi: It might be scary and I know you lost someone you loved, but I think you got a great prize out of the deal. Tell us about this steamy hot demon you caught.
Angel: I’m not sure if I caught him or he caught me. Jacque’s special though. He put up with a whole crap load of my stubbornness to be with me. But mind you, he came with a boatload of issues of his own, especially that trashy demon ex-girlfriend of his.
Vivi: I heard Bell was a handful, but her brother’s a hottie. Is he seeing someone?
Angel: You know darn well that boy haven’t settled down. Isabella is a crazy beooootch! Next time I see her pushing up on my man, I’ma call some of my peeps and go all gangster on her. * whispers * I’m not exactly sure what that means but it sounds good.
Vivi: * chuckles * Yeah, I can see you all gangster in your four inches Jimmy Choos and your Michael Kors dress. Just a side note, those are fabulous shoes.
Angel: * sticks leg out and points toe * Thanks. They’re a couple of seasons old, but classic. I made sure to save most of my shoes when we had to run from the house Lucifer gave me. God, I loved that house. * sigh * But the house Jacque and I found is cool too.
Vivi: So what’s next for you?
Angel: Well, we continue on our plan to take down Lucifer. Gotta find that crazy ass, Bell too. We need to keep a close eye on those who might take the Devil’s side in this battle.
Vivi: Sounds like your plate is full. I know you and Jacque have some more things coming up soon too. I wish you luck.
Angel: Thanks babe!
Vivi: Well, if you want to find out more about Angel and Jacque, please check out Soul Catcher. A small excerpt is included. One lucky commenter will get a free e-copy of the novel.
Where to find Vivi:

Soul Catcher Except

The growls and snarls inched closer. Angel’s feet pounded the dirt, kicking up red dust all around her. The barren trees provided little sanctuary. Her heart and mind raced as she tried to think of her next move. The skies darkened above and thunder rumbled through the thick air. The air smelled of dampness.
How long had she been running? It seemed hours. Other than Noel, the other cadets were long gone ahead of her. Being human sucked when it came to supernatural warfare, but she refused to give up. Every day the class waited, watched, wondering when she was going to quit. Two of the others had already dropped out, and they were demons.
Noel passed Angel on the left, ducking through the low branches of the charred trees, cackling as he passed. Angel picked up her speed, her calves cramping and an ache developing in her side. She wanted to stop. Stopping meant quitting. Quitting was not an option. The hellish howls closed in on her.
Angel glanced over her shoulder and caught sight of one of the ugly beasts. It’s long, rounded snout protruded from an enlarged head. Red eyes peered through the charred trees, scanning the landscape. A ridge of ivory spikes ran down the monster’s back extending from each vertebra. The dog-like fiend pounded through the forest on powerful, muscular legs, which carried its compact body. Out running them wasn’t going to work. She had to come up with another plan. Scanning the terrain in front of her, the only place to go was up. The trees disappeared into the grey clouds. If she could climb high enough, maybe she could wait them out. Or maybe they would go find another victim.
She lunged for the closest branch, leveraged her foot on the tree trunk, and boosted herself off the ground. It took all her strength to hoist her weight into the tree. As she reached for the second branch, three hounds pounced on the trunk, clawing at her dangling foot. The dark-haired one’s razor sharp teeth nipped Angel’s ankle. Stretching for the next limb, she stared down just in time to see the dagger like claws of the reddish colored beast rip into her calf.
Scurrying up the tree, she climbed higher until she was out of reach of the animals. Angel perched on one of the higher limbs, praying it could hold her weight. She clung to the trunk and observed the creatures clawing the burnt bark off the tree. Slowly, deliberately, a hound dug its sharp claws into the tree, using them like spikes, and began to maneuver its way to her.
Tremors quivered through Angel’s body, almost causing her to lose her grip and fall. Thunder clapped and lightning flashed. Ominous clouds gathered overhead, growing darker as the hound drew nearer. The animal swiped at Angel’s bleeding leg, barely missing as she jerked it onto the branch she sat on. Electricity hummed in the air. Angel felt the energy gathering about her, a strange, eerie sensation floating on top of her skin.
The hound’s red eyes glowed as it stretched towards Angel, drooling from its mouth and snarling. Angel stood on the limb, grabbing for the one above her. As she pulled on the branch, it snapped in her hand. She wrapped her arms around the trunk to keep from falling. The beast snagged her ankle, jerking its head, trying to yank her from her perch. Lightning flashed through the sky, hitting its target—Angel.
Angel closed her eyes as the bolt of electricity hit. The pain she expected never came. Her body absorbed the energy and channeled it to the beast attached to her ankle. The smell of burning fur wafted to Angel’s nostrils. The hound fell to the ground with a thud. The two other monsters sniffed its cohort and growled up at her. Angel redirected the remaining energy to the creatures below with deadly accuracy.
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Thank you Vivi for a great interview and wonderful post. All the best.



23 comments:

pj schnyder said...

Fun character spotlight :)

I've already purchased Soul Catcher, so please don't enter me in the contest but I wanted to stop by and give both Vivi and Angel a little love. ;)

Paranormal Queen said...

Thanks for stopping by PJ!

ryan field said...

Loved the post. And I love the excerpt, too.

Paranormal Queen said...

Thanks Ryan! You're the best!

Kathleen said...

Great interview, Vivi! Exciting excerpt, too!
I love it when we here from the characters.

Paranormal Queen said...

Thanks for coming by Kathleen. It is always fun to chat with my characters. I did one with Jacque a long time ago when the book released.

P. Kirby said...

Exciting excerpt.

Character chats are always so much fun, aren't they?

Paranormal Queen said...

Thanks for stopping by Kirby! They are fun but it also show how warped we are. This is the ultimate version of talking to yourself and answering. lol.

Shiela Stewart said...

I always love hearing from the characters. What a wonderful interview and the book sound fabulous!

Paranormal Queen said...

Thanks Shiela!

Kathleen Ball said...

I have read this Novel and it is outstanding!! Vivi Dumas is truly gifted!!

Paranormal Queen said...

Awww...Thanks Kathleen.

Paranormal Queen said...

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Tee said...

Loved being introduced to the characters and the excerpt was very tantalizing. They always get to me and I have to find out more....great for us both! :)

Paranormal Queen said...

Thanks for dropping in Tee!

Ju Dimello said...

I love it when the character takes over the pages and steps out of the book ;)

Great interview and excerpt!

Paranormal Queen said...

Thanks for coming by Ju!

For Your Eyes Only~Author Lani Rhea said...

Oh, wow! This was fantastic! I loved the character interview! Angel is awesome! I loved how the lightening plunged through her and killed the beast and then the other two! Good job!

Paranormal Queen said...

Thanks for stopping by Lani. I know you have your own blog tour going on. If you like Angel, wait til you meet Bell. She is rough around the edges and a true a b$tch (she's a demon so she's allowed), but I love her.

Paranormal Queen said...

I want to thank Kathleen for letting me and Angel hang at her spot. It was great fun chatting with everyone today.

Sheila - You have a copy of Soul Catcher heading your way. Hope you enjoy!

Ryan - You get a copy for being my first male commenter:)

Kathleen said...

Your welcome, Vivi! It was a fun and interesting day.

Louisa Bacio said...

Dropping in late. I've already bought your book! So what's the most romantic thing that Jacque’s done for you Angel?

Paranormal Queen said...

Hi Louisa! Vivi let me use her sign on.

Ya know...my Jacque ain't really a romance kind of guy, but he's getting better at it. I think the one thing he did that touch me the most is to stand up for me to my mother. She and I have a few issues. My mother has always made me feel like I wasn't good enough, but Jacque makes me feel as though I can do anything I want. That means more than flowers and candlelight dinners.